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Dr. Michael Salkin, Veterinarian
Category: Cat Veterinary
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Experience:  University of California at Davis graduate veterinarian with 45 years of experience.
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My Cat had her kittens Friday evening. After we noticed we

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My Cat had her kittens Friday evening. After we noticed we found the kittens under the wood deck. We create d safe environment for her in our Garage and she has been content up until today. Sunday morning I noticed her belly bulging again. Much like when she was pregnant. It is possible that she has other kittens inside?? Please advise.
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Cat Veterinary
Expert:  Dr. Michael Salkin replied 1 year ago.

I'm sorry that your question wasn't answered in a timely manner. It's certainly possible that other kittens are still inside her but if that were the case I would expect her belly to have never returned to normal rather than "deflate" only to bulge again. In general, if a queen delivers her kittens normally it's rare that one (or more) will remain inside her. Having an oversized kitten would be the exception to the rule and so if her belly doesn't return to normal, please have her vet palpate your cat's abdomen and perhaps snap a couple of abdominal X-rays to better understand what's going on in your cat's uterus

Please respond with further questions or concerns if you wish.

Expert:  Dr. Michael Salkin replied 1 year ago.
I'm just following up on our conversation about your pet. How is everything going?
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